1974 White Horse

JEREMIAH

 

Jeremiah, how your people cry.

What’s the answer? Don’t let it change the way we live or die.

No matter where you run,

You’ve got to pay for what you’ve done.

 

Obadiah, open Edom’s eyes.

Heaven’s fire will soon be laid upon your earthbound lives.

Let there be no doubt,

You’re going to get what you give out.

 

I could set you free,

But you must turn back to me

 

Tell it over and over and over and over again,

Tell it over and over and over and over again.

 

Zephaniah, sell your prophecy.

Heavy buyer, tear down the bed of your idolatry.

Hearts that turn to gold,

Will be turned to hearts of stone.

 

I could set you free,

But you must turn back to me.

 

Jeremiah, how great your pain must be,

To have the answer, and yet the people still refuse to see.

Let there be no doubt,

There is only one way out.

 

I Could set you free,

But you must turn back to me.

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FAT CITY

 

Fat City,

Well I could be livin’ in.

In Fat City, I could be sittin’ real pretty.

But It wouldn’t mean a thing without you.

 

I could build me a mansion with a solid gold fence.

But if you weren’t around it wouldn’t make much sense.

I could own a private plane, or a sailboat in Maine,

A tropical island and a narrow gauge train.

But if I didn’t have you I could never say sane,

No, I couldn’t stay sane without you.

 

In Fat City,.

I could be livin’ in.

In Fat City, I could be sittin’ real pretty.

But it wouldn’t mean a thing without you.

 

I could be a millionaire, a millionaire, a master of my time,

But if it wasn’t spent with you, it wouldn’t be worth a dime.

I could know all there is to know about that glorious fame.

But one man’s treasure is another man’s game.

Well if you went and left me life would never be the same.

No it would never be the same without you.

 

Fat City.

I could be livin’ in.

In Fat City, I could be sittin’ real pretty.

But it wouldn’t mean a thing without you.

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THE ORPHAN

 

Hear the lonely.

Hear the voice of an empty dream.

Never-ending tears drifting down inside

Never seen.

 

Broken spirit.

Covered well by necessity.

Child of twenty, child of forty.

Keep hiding.

Never free.

 

Hear the lonely.

Hear the voice of an empty sigh.

Always searching.

Finding less, and never knowing why.

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SILVER FISH

 

Silver fish swimming upstream.

Can you see the light, end the fight.

To find your way home.

Slipping into a fast dream.

Where a drowning man does all he can.

To find his way home.

 

Lord, I getting stronger.

Feeling it every day.

Worn out reins and nameless chains.

Begin to fall away.

 

Silverfish who’s your master.

Does he let you know which way to go.

To find your way home.

River rough flowing faster.

Can you tell me why a man must die.

To find his way home.

 

Lord, I’m getting stronger.

Feeling it every day.

Free from the pool of a manmade fool.

Drifting his life away.

 

There’s a time to live freely.

But it doesn’t come easy.

Doesn’t come easy.

 

Silver fish swimming upstream,

Can you see the light in the fight,

To find your way home.

 

Lord I’m getting stronger,

Feeling it every day.

Worn out reins and nameless chains,

Begin to fall away.

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ADD UP THE WONDERS

 

Add up the wonders,

And all of the numbers that people do,

So much comes to nothing.

The ride all their sorrows on a wave of tomorrows,

Just to get them through.

Then watch the tide come rushing.

 

But you can lift my spirits high,

Like no one has before.

You’re not like this world,

You’re something more.

And you have filled my life with joy.

There’s so much love around you.

Your freedom has freed me too.

 

Gather the gladness, in the rush hour of madness,

Sell it all for a dime.

Someone will come to buy it.

Make a short cut to living without any giving,

And wait for a time.

Someone will always try it.

 

But you can lift my spirits high,

Like no one has before.

You’re not like this world,

You’re something more.

And you have filled my life,

With all the love that flows around you.

Your freedom has freed me too.

 

On with the choices and the unhappy voices,

on the telephone line.

Another day to work through.

At the end of the maze and the spiritual haze,

it will all be fine.

Cause I’ve got you to come home to.

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TAKE ME DOWN

 

Take me down to the crystalline water.

Take me down and put me under.

Where darkness crashes round like August thunder.

Take me down and put me under.

He said there’s life in what you do.

And that’s all I ask of you.

So put me under.

 

Take me down to the brooks of Kanah.

Life waits there like a quiet neighbor.

Seems like yesterday when I was crying,

Take me down, see me dying.

He said there’s life in what you do,

And that’s all I ask of you.

See me dying.

 

Round and round in that cistern altar,

Time goes down in the flowing water.

The past is washed away like weeping ashes.

So lift your hands up as it passes.

He said there’s life in what you do,

And that’s all I ask of you,

Lift your hands up, as it passes.

 

I’m not free falling snow on the ground.

I can turn back or put on a crown,

So take me down.

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RIGHT FROM THE START

 

Right from the start, it was right to the end.

But there were feelings I couldn’t explain.

You were a song I sang time and again,

Never knowing that song would remain.

 

Now with the time to begin.

I’d never close that door anymore.

 

Right from the start, it was right to the end.

And after all that we’ve been through.

Right to the end it will still be you.

Right to the end it will still be you.

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THE REST IS UP TO YOU

 

If there’s something more I could say,

I would say it to you.

I would take your streams of hopes and dreams,

And make them all come true

 

If there’s one thing left I could do,

I would do it for you.

But I’ve gone beyond now, much I know now.

The rest is up to you

 

The rest is up to you baby.

Take a stand.

The rest is up to you baby.

 

If there’s something more I could give,

I would give it to you.

All that I possess won’t change the past so,

The rest is up to you.

 

If another song I could sing,

I would sing it for you.

I would take the time out, sort the rhyme out,

Make the message new.

 

If another day I could buy,

I would buy it for you.

But I’ve paid the price now, once or twice now.

The rest is up to you.

 

The rest is up to you.

There’s nothing I can do.

You’ve got to make the choice.

Cause life won’t come to you.

 

If there’s something more I could say,

I would say it to you.

I would take your streams of hopes and dreams,

And make them all come true.

 

If there’s one thing left I could do,

I would do it for you.

But I’ve gone beyond now, much I know now.

The rest is up to you.

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WHITE HORSE

 

Red moon shines on the burning tree.

Someone is taking my life from me.

Where is my family, the light of my day.

Someone has taken them all away.

 

I seem to remember someone saying,

The seal will be broken like a proud man’s back.

Look for the White Horse carrying life.

Tie the red cord around your soul.

 

Someone is waiting to take your hand.

Lead you under the promised land.

Wear his mark and he’ll let you buy.

Pay his price or you can’t survive.

 

It’s gone

It’s gone

It’s gone

 

I seem to remember someone saying,

The seal will be broken like a proud man’s back.

Look for the White Horse carrying life.

Tie the red cord around your soul.

 

Red moon shines on a burning tree.

Someone is taking my life from me.

The White Horse rides across the sky.

Those who don’t know Him will hope to die.